Pattee-Paterno Library. HUB-Robeson Center. Business Building. They’reÂ typical study spots…but that’s just the problem- everyone is there. They’re meant to be quiet, but quickly become loud and distracting, defeating the whole purpose.
â€œThe library is too much, too big, too many people,â€ agrees sophomore educationÂ major Kassandra Logue. â€œI get distracted easily.â€
To focus for an exam or assignment, wouldnâ€™t you rather be somewhere withoutÂ a line for a computer or desk? Thankfully, there are many other locations on and aroundÂ campus you can go to be productive.
The Schlow Library is conveniently located on the corner of Beaver Ave. andÂ S. Allen Street. It’s slightly off campus, meaning you avoid the majority ofÂ students, and offers a relaxed atmosphere. With research tools such as access to onlineÂ libraries and databases, some available to download to portable devices, as well as whatÂ the Schlow Library Website says is a complete online collection of â€œmagazine articles,test preparation, self-guided language learningâ€ tools.
A great spot to relax with a coffee or tea while you study is Websterâ€™s BookstoreÂ CafÃ© at 133 E. Beaver Ave. Similar to Schlow, Webster’s CafÃ© offers an entire bookstore,Â handy for study resources. The downside of Webster’s is it closes by 8 p.m., but if youÂ need a quiet spot during the day, it’s perfect.
Last, if you donâ€™t wish to venture too far from campus, is the Stuckeman FamilyÂ Building, commonly known as the Architect Building. Stuckeman Building is locatedÂ directly behind the Palmer Art Museum, which is very convenient if youâ€™re comingÂ from class in Forum Building. During Stuckeman’s construction in 2006, the buildingÂ was designed to utilize as much natural lighting as possible, creating a bright, energeticÂ atmosphere. Sounds soothing to us!
The next time you consider heading to the loud HUB or crowded library, try exploring one of these unique study spots. With so many little nooks that offer a studyingÂ getaway, thereâ€™s no need to remain confined to unsatisfactory, over-crowded spaces. Good luck on that homework.